Filter for Maldives Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-06-21 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has issued a directive to extend the partial reopening of government institutions from the 21st to the 30th of June. Opening from 0900 hours to 1300 hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Despite the partial reopening, general members of the public are not to be allowed inside any government building.
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2020-06-14 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The partial opening of government institutions has been extended from June 14th to June 18th. Government institutions will be allowed to open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 0900 hours to 1300 hours to complete urgent tasks and provide essential services. During this period, general members of the public may not enter the premises of any government building to seek service. They must also ensure that only the minimum number of employees are utilized.
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2020-05-31 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has decided that government institutions are to be partially reopened for the duration of 31st May to 11th June, to allow them to fulfil essential tasks. Will be open 9-1pm but publc will not be allowed to enter to seek services.
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2020-05-15 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All government offices are to remain closed between the 17th and 28th of May.
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2020-05-10 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has today ratified legislation (Act no. 03/2020) passed by Parliament on 29th April 2020, postponing elections for Local Councils and Women’s Development Committees (WDCs) until next year.
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2020-05-07 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The government has now established a national taskforce on Resilience and Recovery to address the short to medium term challenges posed by covid-19. This national level mechanism allows for multiagency and multi sectoral coordination to address the most pressing issues facing the country at this time. It will operate through 3 Working Groups. They are:Working Group on Finance; Working Group on Economic Recovery; Working Group on Social Sector
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2020-05-02 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Gvmt introduces the targeted quarantining of migrant workers living in the greater Male area (which includes Male’, Vilimale, and Hulhumale’). The order covers documented and undocumented immigrants who do not have accommodation, are living in cramped up dormitories, have come into direct or secondary contact with any identified virus cases, or are at risk of contracting the disease.
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
The Maldives extends the state of emergency for a further 30 days.
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2020-04-30 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The president extends the closure of all government offices until 14th of may
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2020-04-16 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Extension of period of complete restriction of movement and the stopping of public transport in the Greater Male Region for another 24 hours
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2020-04-16 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Extension of period of complete restriction of movement and the stopping of public transport in the Greater Male Region for another 24 hours
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2020-04-16 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Extension of period of complete restriction of movement and the stopping of public transport in the Greater Male Region for another 24 hours
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2020-04-15 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Individuals must stay at home and are prohibited from the use of vehicles for 24 hours until further notice. Public transport in the area is temporarily halted for the next 24hours and until further notice.
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2020-04-15 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Individuals must stay at home and are prohibited from the use of vehicles for 24 hours until further notice. Public transport in the area is temporarily halted for the next 24hours and until further notice.
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2020-04-15 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Individuals must stay at home and are prohibited from the use of vehicles for 24 hours until further notice. Public transport in the area is temporarily halted for the next 24hours and until further notice.
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2020-04-15 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Travel to and from this area is temporarily prohibited for the next 24 hours until further notice.
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2020-04-15 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Travel to and from this area is temporarily prohibited for the next 24 hours until further notice.
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2020-04-15 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Travel to and from this area is temporarily prohibited for the next 24 hours until further notice.
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2020-04-15 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Travel to and from this area is temporarily prohibited for the next 24 hours until further notice.
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2020-04-15 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Travel to and from this area is temporarily prohibited for the next 24 hours until further notice.
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Government has decided to extend the closure of all government offices, schools, colleges and universities for another week as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-04-02 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Between 17:00 and 20:00 all must stay at home and there are restrictions on all road traffic (including pedestrians). There is suspesion of all public transport during these hours. Exceptions for key workers.
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2020-04-02 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Between 17:00 and 20:00 all must stay at home and there are restrictions on all road traffic (including pedestrians). There is suspesion of all public transport during these hours. Exceptions for key workers.
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2020-04-02 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Between 17:00 and 20:00 all must stay at home and there are restrictions on all road traffic (including pedestrians). There is suspesion of all public transport during these hours. Exceptions for key workers.
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2020-04-02 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings of more than 3 people in public is prohibited. Exceptions for key workers.
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2020-04-02 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings of more than 3 people in public is prohibited. Exceptions for key workers.
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2020-04-02 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings of more than 3 people in public is prohibited. Exceptions for key workers.
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Take away services restricted from working between hours of 12am and 6am.
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All shops to be closed between 11pm and 5am; all construction to be halted between 5pm and 6am
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All shops to be closed between 11pm and 5am; all construction to be halted between 5pm and 6am.
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All shops to be closed between 11pm and 5am; all construction to be halted between 5pm and 6am
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2020-03-31 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Maldives extends its closure of government offices, schools, colleges and universities for one more week.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
The Maldives will temporarily halt providing on-arrival visas from 27th March 2020 onwards.
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Maldives gvmt will inject a stimulus package worth 2.5 billion Maldivian Rufiyaa into the Maldivian economy; modify the Bank of Maldives (BML) loan repayment structure, citing a moratorium of 6 months on all loan repayments and extension of repayments terms amongst several other waivers; and provide financial assistance to businesses through loan schemes from SDFC and BML.
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
State Trading Organisation (STO) is stockpiling essential food items, including 10-months’ worth of rice and sugar, and 5-months’ worth of flour by mid-April.
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
All the international ports in the Maldives have stared screening the arrivals for COVID19. And all the cruise liners arriving are being held temporarily.
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2020-03-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Rooms from luxury tourist hotels to be used as quarantine facilities
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
All passengers and crew with travel history to the following countries or regions within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through the Maldives: China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Bangladesh, Spain, France, Germany, Malaysia, UK, Sri Lanka.
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The state will reduce the salaries of all political appointees, including and Senior Heads of SOEs, by 20%.
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All guest houses and city hotels are required to suspend all tourist check ins. Tourists already checked in are allowed to remain for the duration of theur booking.
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Public health emergency
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Cruises not alloved to dock in ports
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Internal from resorts and inhabited islands
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
People coming from France, Spain, Italy prevented entry
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Movement of people between inhabited islands and resorts is suspended for the next 14 days.
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2020-03-13 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All excursion activities from islands, tourist resorts, safairs, guest houses are banned throughout the country for a period of 10 days.
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2020-03-13 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All use of public grounds and parks in the Great Male region are banned until further notice.
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2020-03-12 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Minister of health declared a public health emergency.
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2020-03-08 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Temporary suspension of air connectivity with Italy.
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